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Tennessee teacher faces drunk driving charges

When police try to pull over a vehicle and believe that a driver is impaired in some way, that officer or officers may conduct field sobriety tests or other tests to determine whether impairment has played a role in what has occurred. Recently in Tennessee, the police attempted to pull over a vehicle with a female driver. The vehicle ended up in a ditch, and the woman driving now faces drunk driving charges and other charges.

The 30-year-old woman was allegedly speeding and missed a driveway while attempting to stop. Police contend that, as a result of missing the driveway, she ended up in the ditch. This was when police decided to conduct a field sobriety test. The result of that field sobriety test was reported as unsatisfactory. She was then arrested and charged with drunk driving and failure to stay on the road.

Tennessee mom driving with kids faces drunk driving charges

A drunk driving charge can have an immediate impact on a person's life, especially under certain circumstances. There are times when drunk driving charges may be filed in conjunction with other charges, based on the specifics of the situation. In one Tennessee incident, a mom was charged with drunk driving but saw those charges compounded due to the fact that she had kids in the car at the time of the incident.

The incident occurred at an intersection in Jackson on a Wednesday. Police encountered a woman they suspected of drunk driving, although the report does not indicate why exactly they believed she was intoxicated as she was behind the wheel. At the time she was charged, there were three children in the back of the car, and police contend the children did not have seat belts on at the time.

Deputy with kid in car facing drunk driving charges in Tennessee

Anytime there is a suspicion of drunk driving, the circumstances of the situation can play a role in how a case is pursued and whether additional charges may be filed at the same time. In a recent case in Tennessee, a sheriff's deputy was dealt drunk driving charges, but also faces additional charges. He was charged for additional crimes because he had a 6-year-old child in the car with him at the time of the incident.

The incident unfolded when the 26-year-old deputy was reportedly driving a police cruiser while intoxicated when an accident occurred. Other deputies responded to the scene and those deputies then called for another law enforcement entity to conduct an investigation into the incident. The child who was in the cruiser at the time of the accident was the deputy's son.

Correction officer faces DUI charges in Tennessee

Traveling to and from family during the holidays can lead to accidents and/or encounters with police. If an accident occurs and police suspect alcohol or drugs may have played a role, a person could end up facing DUI charges rather than celebrating with family or friends. A woman in Tennessee was recently charged with DUI on Christmas Eve after an accident.

The woman was traveling to the store at the time of the incident. She had been visiting family in Memphis. She hit a pole around 10:30 p.m. and then her vehicle flipped onto its hood. She was not transported to a medical facility for treatment after the accident.

Woman who had kids in car faces DUI charges in Tennessee

Whenever a motor vehicle accident occurs, the police may investigate to determine whether alcohol or drugs have played a role in the crash. If alcohol or drugs are found or suspected to have played a role, a number of criminal charges may potentially be filed against the accused driver. If the driver is also found to have minor children in the vehicle, those DUI charges may be elevated, as seems to have been the case after an incident in Tennessee.

A woman was recently in a car accident. The accident happened at an intersection and police responded. When the police were checking out the scene to evaluate whether or not anyone was injured, they reportedly smelled marijuana in the vehicle. They then reportedly smelled alcohol on the woman's breath.

Man with prior convictions arrested in Tennessee

Whenever there is a car accident, police may investigate to find out whether or not alcohol played a role in the crash. If a DUI arrest occurs, the person may face serious consequences in a Tennessee criminal court. If there are prior convictions for drunk driving, those consequences can be much more serious.

Recently, there was a car accident on a Sunday morning. The police responding to the scene reportedly smelled alcohol on a man who was driving. Police also said the man had slurred speech and was not steady on his feet. Also, it was reported that there were two open cans of beer in the vehicle.

Man in Tennessee faces drunk driving charges after hitting church

Whenever there is a car accident of any kind, it is often accompanied by a great deal of confusion. Those responsible for causing accidents can even panic and attempt to flee the scene. This is reportedly what happened in a recent incident in Tennessee that started when a man lost control of his vehicle and ended with him facing drunk driving charges.

The incident occurred on a late November morning. It happened at a church, which is only separated from a neighboring business by a chain-link fence. A man apparently lost control of his vehicle, which ran through the church and finally came to a stop against the fence, only feet from the business' fuel tanks.

Tennessee woman faces DUI charges and other charges

Whenever police pull someone over a for traffic offense, they may find they have cause to pursue other charges. If they believe a driver is impaired, the police could ask for the person to submit to a field sobriety test and/or a chemical test for impairment. Recently, a Tennessee woman was pulled over for not make a proper turn and ended up with DUI charges and other charges also.

Once police pulled her over, they say she had bloodshot eyes and also demonstrated slurred speech. She submitted to field sobriety testing, and they contend that she failed. Specifics were  not provided. They took the woman into custody at that time.

Man with prior convictions arrested for deadly DUI crash

Whenever there is a car accident, the police may try to ascertain if any kind of drugs or alcohol was responsible or played a role in the crash. If alcohol did play a role and someone was injured, the potential charges could have very serious consequences should a conviction follow. In addition, if someone arrested for DUI in Tennessee has prior convictions, the penalties may be compounded and pose serious challenges for someone.

One recent accident involved a man who was driving with his 10-year-old son and also an 11-year-old boy in the car. The man crashed the car. His 10-year-old son died as a result, and the 11-year-old child suffered injuries and required medical treatment.

Don't take field sobriety tests results at face value

When someone is pulled over for suspicion of a DUI or is involved in an accident and driving under the influence is a suspected cause, that person may be subjected to a number of tests and/or asked a number of questions by law enforcement. Field sobriety tests are typically used by Tennessee police officers. Anyone who is asked to submit to such a test may be interested to know his or her legal options afterwards and what possible conditions may lead to test results being ruled inadmissible.

A field sobriety test requires a person under suspicion of intoxication to undergo a variety of physical maneuvers or perform certain tasks in a certain way. Many variables can complicate this process and may be relevant in court as a DUI case moves forward. The health of the individual taking the test and any physical limitations may unfairly impact the findings.